Taught a Lesson

£40

Written by Gemma Simpson

At the local secondary school, petty jealousies are about to erupt in the classroom…

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Description

At the local secondary school, Mr Peterson is not the most popular of headmasters. During his tenure at the school, he has made more than his fair share of enemies – amongst the pupils as well as the staff. When PC Foot comes to give the pupils a talk on the dangers of drugs, little does he know he is about to stumble on a crime which may make him as famous as his uncle, Inspector Foot of the Yard… Taught a Lesson is a murdernight written for a cast and audience of all ages and can be performed equally well by children, adults or a mixture of the two…

Dramatis Personae

  • Theodore Peterson: the headmaster with a secret ambition
  • Miss Green: an inexperienced young teacher who has to fend off the attentions of the amorous headmaster
  • Mr Darling: the caretaker who shares a past with the headmaster. What hold does he have over him?
  • Stephanie: a swot
  • Damien: a bully
  • Ashley: a fashion-conscious schoolgirl
  • Sam: a sport-mad schoolboy
  • P.C. Foot, cousin of Inspector Foot of the Yard – a humble community police officer who hopes he can solve the mystery and be just like his famous cousin….

Additional information

Cast

5 male, 3 female: All adults, all children, or a mixture of the two

Flexibility

Considerable: PC Foot and Damien the bully can be played by female actors

Alternate Endings

None

Period

Present day

Special Costume Requirements

Police uniform for PC Foot; school uniform for the children

Staging Requirements

Four desks would be ideal

Suitability for Family Audiences

Suitable for all ages

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